(PAINESVILLE, Ohio) - After dropping the first match of the season earlier this week, the Lake Erie men's soccer team got back to their winning ways in a Sunday afternoon 4-0 victory against Ohio Dominican.
The Storm improved to 13-1 overall, 9-1 in the G-MAC and stay perfect at 7-0 at home. The loss drops the Panthers to 2-8-1 overall, 1-4-1 in G-MAC play.
Lake Erie continued to spread the scoring around with three different players scoring goals and three others adding assists. Senior Jonathon Carr (Sunderland, England) notched his first goal of the game on a penalty kick in the 31st minute. The penalty kick was the first attempt of the season for Carr and the Storm.
Ohio Dominican's offense struggled in the first half to create shot attempts as the Storm defensive pressure limited the Panthers to one shot attempt. Lake Erie finished the first half with 10 shot attempts.
After the halftime break the Storm aggressiveness cranked up a notch. At the 50th minute Javier Borreguero (Nigran, Spain) took a corner from the far side of the field and played a perfectly placed cross to senior Omar Oliveros-Alvarez (Gijon, Spain) the defensive specialist was able to head the ball over to his fellow defender Jamos Hauk (Aglasterhausen, Germany) who capitalized and booted the ball in the back of the net for the 2-0 lead.
The Storm found themselves on multiple fast break scoring opportunities but were unable to convert until the 84th minute when Borreguero found a streaking Tom Akinola (Brampton, Ontario) who scored his 7th goal of the year.
Lake Erie would close out the scoring in the 88th minute as Carr outran his defender and was able to start a break that left him alone against the Ohio Dominican goalkeeper. Carr the team leader in goals would not miss the open chance and stretched the lead to four.
The Storm held a 18-5 edge in shots in the match with nine players recording a shot. Junior Tom John recorded two saves on two shot attempts. The clean seat is the eighth of the season for John and the Storm.
Lake Erie now looks forward to a Friday, Oct. 25, matchup against the Findlay Oilers. The Storm were able to defeat the Oilers in the first match between the two by a score of 4-1. Kickoff for the road match will be at 1 p.m.